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Famous Male Runners

List of famous male runners, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male runners list contains the most prominent and top males known for being runners. There are thousand of males working as runners in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic runners have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a runner then the people below should give you inspiration.

List contains people like Daniel Vargas, Martyn Rooney.

While this isn't a list of all male runners, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male runners?" and "Who are the best male runners?"

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    Matthew Wells is a British Olympic rower. Wells was born in Bradford and grew up in Hexham, where he learnt to row at Queen Elizabeth High School In 1996 he won the single sculls at the Coupe de la Jeunesse, and won gold in the double sculls at the World Junior Championships in 1997. He took bronze at ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Runner, Rower
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    Carlos Cordero

    Carlos Cordero Gomez is a Mexican athlete. He participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics finishing 32nd in the men's Marathon. and he also represented Mexico at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He won a silver medal in the 1500 metres at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Irapuato, Mexico
    • Profession: Runner
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    Bilisuma Shugi Gelassa is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes internationally for Bahrain. He transferred to Bahrain at the end of 2009 and his first international appearance came a few months afterwards at the 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where he finished in the top 50 in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Oromia Region, Ethiopia
    • Profession: Runner, Track and field athlete
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    Frank Charles Shorter is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics. His victory is credited with igniting the running boom in the United States in the 1970s. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Munich, Germany
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
    • Credits: Run for Your Life
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    Mark Anthony Lewis-Francis is a British track and field athlete, specifically a sprinter, who specialises in the 100 metres. A renowned junior, his greatest sporting achievement at senior level has been to anchor the Great Britain and Northern Ireland 4 x 100 metres relay team to a gold medal at the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Runner
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    Belal Mansoor Ali is a middle distance runner now representing Bahrain after changing nationality from Kenya. He was born John Yego on 17 October 1988 in Kenya. A lot of controversy has surrounded his age, starting when he won the 1500 metres race at the 2005 IAAF World Youth Championships in Marrakech, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Kenya
    • Profession: Runner, Track and field athlete
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    Hasan Mahboob Ali is a Bahraini long-distance runner. He became a naturalized citizen of Bahrain ahead of the 2006 season. His personal best time for the 10,000 metres is 27:22.40 minutes, achieved in May 2012 in Wageningen. In his early career he concentrated on road running and he won the Prague Half ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Kenya
    • Profession: Runner, Track and field athlete
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    Richard Buck

    Richard Thomas Buck is a British sprinter who specialises in the 400 metres event. He is from York, and trains in Loughborough; his current club is City of York A.C,; previously he had an 18-month spell at Scarborough A.C. He has been trained by his grandfather, Geoff Barraclough, and is now coached by ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Grimsby, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Runner
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    Andrew Osagie

    Andrew Osagie is an English runner who specializes in the 800 metres, representing Harlow Athletics Club at club level and Great Britain at national level. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Harlow, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Runner
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    Wirimai Juwawo

    Wirimai Juwawo is a Zimbabwean long-distance runner. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's marathon, finishing in 15th place. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Makoni District, Zimbabwe
    • Profession: Runner, Athlete
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    Tayeb Filali

    Tayeb Filali is an athlete. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Grarem, Algeria
    • Profession: Runner
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    Cuthbert Nyasango is a Zimbabwean long-distance runner. He was born in Nyanga. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Nyanga, Zimbabwe
    • Profession: Runner, Athlete
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    Adam Gemili is a British sprinter. He is a member of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers, and also a former football player for Dagenham & Redbridge having spent seven years in the youth academy at Chelsea. Gemili won a gold medal over 100 metres at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 22
    • Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
    • Profession: Runner
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    Martyn Joseph Rooney is an English sprinter who specialises in the 400 metres event. He reached the 400 m final at the 2008 Summer Olympics and also finished fourth in the 4×400 metres relay. At the 2009 World Championships in Athletics he won a silver medal with the Great Britain relay team. His ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Croydon, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Runner
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    Antoni Bernadó

    Antoni "Toni" Bernadó Planas is an Andorran long-distance runner who finished 87th in Men's marathon at the 1996 Summer Olympics, 49th at the 2000 Summer Olympics, 57th at the 2004 Summer Olympics, 58th at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 74th at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He is the first and so far only ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra
    • Profession: Runner
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    Gebregziabher Gebremariam is an Ethiopian long-distance runner. He established himself at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, winning the junior title in 2002 and two silver medals in the senior races in 2004. He represented Ethiopia over 5000 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics, taking fourth ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Tigray, Ethiopia
    • Profession: Runner
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    James Ellington

    James Ellington is a British sprinter, who races in the 100 metres and 200 metres. He made his world senior championship debut at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, running 20.82 in the 200 m and finishing 5th in his heat. James was in the Great Britain Olympic team for the 2012 Summer ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Runner
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    Ruggero Pertile

    Ruggero Pertile is an Italian long-distance runner who specialises in marathon running. He was the winner of the 2004 Rome City Marathon and has represented Italy internationally at three World Championships in Athletics and two Olympic Games. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Camposampiero, Italy
    • Profession: Runner, Athlete
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    Daniel Vargas

    Daniel Vargas is a Mexican long-distance runner. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's marathon, finishing in 39th place. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: León, Mexico
    • Profession: Runner
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    Arturo Malaquias

    Arturo Malaquias is a Mexican long-distance runner. He was born in Toluca. He qualified to represent Mexico in marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, finishing in 70th place. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Toluca, Mexico
    • Profession: Runner
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